Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offerings to a costumed Eric Hamber. 1927. Item # MI-136 Topics: Costume, Dancing, Parties
Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children's fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children's games, and musical... Topics: Boxing, Cycling, Ballet, Children's activities, Competitions, Dancing, Hiking, Playgrounds, Tug of...
Item is a documentary film documenting John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. The film contains footage of the proposed playscape model for the playground as well as footage of the completed playground with children playing on it. The film also documents an interview between two unidentified men at the playground. [between 1968 and 1973]. Item # MI-110 Topics: Children, Children's activities, Playgrounds, Parks, Architectural models
1979. Film is a teaching aid and shows stories of people who made proper choices as well as those who made poor choices when preparing for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling in the wilderness. The drama of a successful rescue is also shown. "Winter survival" won the Gold Plaque - Best Public Health Film at the Chicago International Film Festival and a Silver Screen Award - Safety and Health at the U.S. Industrial Film Festival. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-270 Topics: Skiing, Snow, Medical care, Tents
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and three unidentified female companions riding horses in the stable yards (possibly at the Hamber ranch at Minnekhada in Coquitlam). The films shows footage primarily of chicken and ducks moving about the farm. 1935. Item # MI-147 Topics: Agricultural buildings, Barns, Stables, Farms, Houses, Chickens, Domestic animals, Birds, Horses,...
Item is an organizational record film documenting firefighters tending to a car crash on Clark Drive and an apartment building fire. The first segment shows a totalled car, with firefighters searching for victims in the burnt car and coroners coming to take the bodies away. Also includes an interview with the first police officer on the scene, Robert Clooney. The second segment shows firefighters fighting an apartment building fire by aerial ladder and performing first aid for victims,... Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings, Traffic accidents
1984. This film, along with "An Exchange of Value," was produced by Yaletown Productions for the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The film depicts the stock market industry in Vancouver. Reference code: AM1553-8-S14-:MI-265 Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stock-exchanges, Office workers, Cityscapes, Buildings
[197-]. Item is a home movie of the crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival. Scenes from the stage, of the musicians, most footage is of the crowds enjoying themselves, some shots of tents and vehicles. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-576 Topics: Camping, Crowds, Bands, Music, Musicians, Musical instruments
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Video includes footage of interviews conducted, in a library research area, with [Dick Hamilton] and [Kathie Hamilton], expedition members. The expedition members including Michael Collier also view newspaper articles on a microfiche machine. Close-ups of the microfiche machine. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-490
byLew Parry Film Productions for the Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Department
Documents the old Granville Street Bridge, its demolition, and the site of the new bridge. Film documents all stages of construction from 1950 to 1954 to the completion and opening ceremonies of the new bridge. Film also shows the north and south Granville Street approaches to the new bridge. 1954. Item # MI-4 Topics: bridges, bridge construction, Vancouver
. Item is an educational wildlife film about grizzly bears. It includes footage of many wild animals and their habitats including: coyotes, wolves, mountain goats, foxes, eagles, common loons, geese, blue heron, caribou and grizzly bears. | Film was presented by B.C. Hydro. Photography and narration by Tommy Tompkins. Directed and edited by Michael Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-555 Topics: Glaciers, Wildlife, Animals, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia
Item is a reel of amateur films documenting the royal visits to British Columbia in 1939 and 1951. The first part of the film reel contains approximately five minutes of footage of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver in May 1939. It includes views of and from Queen Elizabeth Park, and a band procession leading the royal motorcade from the park. Also included are views of crowds lined up along Georgia Street near Howe and in Stanley Park watching the band procession and... Topics: Royal visits, Parks, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Lions Gate Bridge, Boats and ships, Bands,...
[197-]. Film contains footage copied for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Copies of archives footage are from the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 1905-H69962 An execution by hanging; and 1903-H33408 After the first snow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-299 Topics: Sleighs and sleds, Snow
1992. Cycling through Pacific Spirit Regional Park and then along 18th crossing Crown. Reference code: AM1553-8-S5-: MI-263 Topics: Boats and ships, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Diving suits, Engineers, Machinery, Parks, Cycling,...
. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, cougar kittens, marmots, and grizzly... Topics: Lakes, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia, Animals
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes scenes shot at the archives with an actor reading the contents, and of the actual documents and newspaper articles (this footage is mainly silent). Footage switches abruptly to a water scene and people driving away in a boat. Then there is an interview with some Katzie First Nations elders: [Agnes Pierre], [Mel Bailey], and [Ken Florence]. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-491
Aug. 1988. Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia this version has Japanese narration. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is ... »most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober...
Item is a documentary film documenting the opening of the Board of Parks and Public Recreation building at 2099 Beach Avenue as well as recreational activities and special events in Stanley Park. The film contains footage of the ribbon cutting ceremony with crowds in attendance as well as winter snow scenes with people, ducks and swans in the park. Other recreational activities documented include log rolling in a pool, diving, and poolside sunbathing. The film also documents the unveiling of... Topics: Park buildings, Openings, Snow, Birds, Swans, Diving, Sunbathing, Swimming pools--outdoor,...
[197-]. Film contains early raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-303 Topics: Hiking, Glaciers, Mountains--British Columbia, Tents, Helicopters, Lakes and ponds
Item is am amateur film documenting the P.N.E. parade in 1959. Film documents marching military personnel, the RCMP marching band, and various floats from cities (Burnaby and Victoria) and other organizations. 1959. Item # MI-20 Topics: Exhibitions--P N E, Parades
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134 Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
1992. Film contains raw footage shot for use in the production of "Economic Development." Includes footage of workers constructing circuit boards (motherboards), close-ups of circuit boards, other technology industry related shots, a man working on mapping computer on a boat, and other machines processing and being inspected by workers. Reference code: AM1553-8-S5-: MI-262 Topics: Manufacturing industries, Machinery
1974. Film is a short following the lumbering process from cutting the tree down to loading the ships with lumber. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-269 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Logging, Lumbering
Super 8 mm film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for protest,... Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets, Vancouver
1993. Film contains raw footage, focusing on the character Slumach, for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-316 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Lakes and ponds, Canoes and canoeing, Forests, Fish, Rivers, Firearms,...
Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children swimming in a pool and playing on the grounds of the Spencer family ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and her children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance. [1925?]. Item # MI-28 Topics: Children, Swimming pools--outdoor
Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Footage includes an interview of [Don Waite] and scenic footage of the Pitt Lake area. Also includes footage in the library with Michael Collier, Kathie Hamilton, and Dick Hamilton. Michael Collier and Dick Hamilton both briefly speak to the camera about the planned expedition to the Pitt Lake area. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-489
1994. Item is the D-2 Master cassette version of "Curse of the lost gold mine." A documentary-style show that features dramatized re-enactments of actual historical events. The narrative combines a current expedition into the Pitt Lake area to search for the ... »mine and evidence of other prospectors with an actor [Donnelly Rhodes] playing an old prospector telling tales and legends, the story is filled out with dramatizations and interviews. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-474
1970. Item is a home movie. Footage includes a sailboat filmed from the shore, a polar bear in Stanley Park, a monkey in a cage, Queen Elizabeth Park, ocean waves, a float plane, a winter scene, and scenes of downtown shot from a moving vehicle. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-571 Topics: Bears, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Coasts, Sailboats, Boats and boating, Zoo animals, Zoos,...
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Vancouver's parks. The recreational activities shown in the film include tennis, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, soccer, golf, lawn bowling, ice skating, rugby, football, field hockey, sunbathing, swimming, children's finger painting, ballet dancing, boys woodworking, girls arts and crafts, girls indoor basketball, bingo, bag piping, and dancing. The film also documents the free archery instruction that was... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Tennis, Lacrosse, Cricket, Baseball, Soccer, Golfing, Lawn bowling, Skating, ice, Rugby, Football,...
1984. Film was sponsored by the British Columbia provincial government and shows the construction of the Coquihalla. There is no narration; the soundtrack is all music. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-282 Topics: Aerial photographs, Transportation, Rivers, Mountains--British Columbia, Road construction
Item is an amateur film documenting a Spencer family Christmas gathering. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and a baby, likely Andrea Ellen Spencer. Film also documents Peggy Spencer and others in party hats, and people with tennis raquets. [1959?]. Item # MI-94 Topics: Infants, Family, Celebrations
Item is an amateur film documenting Colonel Victor Spencer and children Isabell Louise, Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, John Fife, and possibly Trudean riding bicycles around the grounds of Aberthau. Later footage documents John and Victor Vance Spencer in the Aberthau gardens. A handwritten note in the film box reads "John + Victor. Little guys". [1928?]. Item # MI-36 Topics: Children, Bicycles
1983. Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc for the B.C. government. "Take a Giant Step" is a 28 minute promotional documentary on the NE Coal project. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-359
Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests wearing costumes and playacting a harem love scene. 1927. Item # MI-138 Topics: Costume, Parties
Item is a documentary film documenting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver. Film documents a ceremony at Pier B.C., and a drive through the city including stops at City Hall, Hastings Park, Spanish Banks, Lion's Gate Bridge. Film also shows Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King on the royal train. 1939. Item # MI-13 Topic: Royal visits
1978. Film was presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. This educational wildlife film about grizzly bears includes footage of many wild animals and their habitats including: coyotes, wolves, mountain goats, foxes, eagles, common loons, geese, blue heron, cariboo and grizzly bears. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-276 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Glaciers, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Animals
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Includes footage of a sky diver filming the Sky Hawks team members performing sky diving and parachute tricks and maneuvers. Original camera source tape. Silent. Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-421 Topics: Sky diving, Parachutes, Military
1977. Film is a promotional and informational short produced by New Horizon Films (with support from the NFB) for for the Department of National Defense. The film follows a set of new recruits through officer training at the facility in Chilliwack B.C. Directed and photographed by Robert S. Rodvik; sound recording and editing by Michael J. Collier; technical advisors: Captain Stu Harper and Captain Grant Russell; music composed by Captain John Montminy; Narrated by Chad Miller; music performed... Topics: Military, Military training
1986. Original 16mm colour negative uncut; raw film footage shot at Expo. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-239 Topics: Expo 86, Transportation, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Buildings, Signs and signboards, Sculpture,...